5 Summer Trends That Switch To Fall

Like us, you're still giving your hot-weather staples a major, sweaty workout. But with visions of cool fall breezes already seducing our sartorial side, we've got our eye on the best summer trends that can easily make the leap to fall. Though you'll want to stash away some extra mad money for those new shearling-lined ankle boots or faux-fur gilet, these five summer staples will save you time and money as you easily work them into your upcoming fall rotation.
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1. The Lace T-Shirt: You got it in spring, you've been wearing it all summer, and come cooler climes, your fave lacey top will still be running the show. For fall, we like it slipped over a snug plaid shirt-dress as a fresh stand-in for the back-to-school sweater vest.

From left: Wren Fall 2010 look, available this fall at Wren; Topshop Cropped Lace T-Shirt, $55, available at Topshop; American Apparel Strip Lace T-Shirt, $38, available at American Apparel.
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2. The Denim Vest: Oh, little beat-up denim vest...let us count the ways. Instead of packing it up with your flip-flops, keep it center-stage in your closet, as a transitional summer-to-fall vest, peeking out from beneath a sharp tailored coat, or give it a whirl Canadian Tuxedo-style, topped with an oversized statement coat.

From left: 3.1 Phillip Lim Fall 2010 look, available this fall at 3.1 Phillip Lim stores; J. Crew Denim Vest, $88, available at J. Crew.
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3. Open-Toe Platform Sandal: We know! We're not re-inventing the wheel here, but we're more excited than ever to sport our go-to summer platforms with all manner of fishnet bobby socks and textured tights.

From left: A.P.C. Fall 2010 looks, available this fall at A.P.C.; Madewell Sunset Sandals, $148, available at Madewell; Alexa Chung for Madewell Fall 2010 look, available this fall at Madewell.
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4. The Jersey Tank Dress: One of summer's secret weapons this season was definitely the long and lean T-shirt dress. And given all the cool ways you can style it, you don't have to retire yours come fall. Try it with a trim tuxedo jacket, over a skinny turtleneck, or layered under an oversized sweater with your best little cowboy ankle boots. From left: The Row Jersey Maxi Dress, $375, available at Net-A-Porter; 3.1 Phillip Lim Fall 2010 look, available this fall at 3.1 Phillip Lim stores; Topshop Jersey Maxi Dress, $55, available at Topshop.
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5. Jean Shorts: Your tried-and-true denim cut-offs aren't going anywhere come back-to-school season. Just swap out your skimpy camisoles and boxy crop-tops for layered cardigans, sheer tights, and little military blazers and you're good to go.

From left: Madewell Midi Shorts, $65, available at Madewell; Urban Outfitters Fall 2010 look, available in the fall at Urban Outfitters; Aeropostale Medium Boyfriend Shorts, $44.50, available at Aeropostale.
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